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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Cotton yarn, not sewing thread, retail packed

Cotton yarn, not sewing thread, retail packed, the No. 943 export by value totaled $1.94 million for the month of October, $24.37 million through October of 2018, and $21.58 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$20.22 M
2Canada$2.95 M
3Vietnam$257,778
4Guatemala$232,567
5United Kingdom$168,687
6China$78,732
7El Salvador$66,521
8Japan$63,106
9Haiti$60,435
10Australia$49,847
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U.S. exports of Cotton yarn, not sewing thread, retail packed increased 51.63 percent through October to $24.37 million

U.S. exports of Cotton yarn, not sewing thread, retail packed increased 51.63 percent from $16.07 million to $24.37 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 943 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1011 for the last full year with a total value of $21.58 million, a $12.64 million, 141.48 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Guatemala. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port Columbus International Airport, N.M..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $20,216,190
2Canada $2,948,390
3Vietnam $257,778
4Guatemala $232,567
5United Kingdom $168,687
6China $78,732
7El Salvador $66,521
8Japan $63,106
9Haiti $60,435
10Australia $49,847

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1El Paso $6,934,474
2Low Value Shipments $314,928
3Detroit $101,817
4Miami $83,684
5Buffalo $65,959
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $33,140
7Laredo $33,006
8Atlanta/Savannah $29,975
9Los Angeles $11,655
10Anchorage $9,841

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 843.68 percent compared to last year to $17.09 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 49.11 percent compared to last year to $2.41 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. totaled $1.61 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. fell 73.33 percent compared to last year to $1.28 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 17.8 percent compared to last year to $321,975.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico increased $11.41 million, 129.46 percent, (82.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $830,143, 39.19 percent, (12.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Vietnam increased $188,019, 269.53 percent, (1.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Guatemala increased $27,524, 13.42 percent, (0.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $41,646, 32.78 percent, (0.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.74 percent of all these Cotton yarn, not sewing thread, retail packed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $23.82 million of the $24.37 million total.

All totaled, 93.13 percent of all these Cotton yarn, not sewing thread, retail packed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $22.7 million of the $24.37 million total